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Endocrine Clinic

Location:
555 University Avenue, Clinic 9, Burton Wing, Main Floor
Phone:
416-813-5592
Fax:
416-813-8770

About the Clinic

The Endocrine Clinic provides care to children and adolescents with a variety of endocrine conditions involving hormone function. This may include conditions related to growth and puberty, as well as pituitary, adrenal and thyroid function. 

Important appointment information: 

  • Contact the clinic at least 48 hours ahead of a scheduled appointment to cancel or change an appointment at 416-813-5592. This notice will allow the hospital to schedule another child who is waiting to be seen,
  • Sign up for MyChart if you would prefer to check your appointments through this online access, as well as see other information like lab results. Otherwise, appointment reminders are normally sent by mail.
  • Always check our website before coming to the hospital for most up to date information regarding covid restrictions/updates.
    Make sure your child’s OHIP card is valid (non-expired) at the time of your visit.

Pre-appointment Instructions

In-person appointment: 

Please aim to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.  Register at the Endocrine Registration Desk in Clinic 9 on the Main Floor of the Burton Wing.

Directions: 

From the Elizabeth Street entrance and parking garage elevators, walk west towards Shoppers Drug Mart. At the Family Centre, turn left. At the end of this hallway, you will find our registration and waiting area. 

From the University Avenue entrance, turn right and walk towards the end of the hallway. Make a left into the other hallway. We are the first clinic you will find on the right side of this hallway. 

What to Expect During Your Visit

In our clinic, we have a team approach to providing care. The endocrine team includes paediatric endocrinologists, endocrine nurses, a nurse practitioner, and a social worker. First, your child’s growth will be measured by one of our endocrine nurses, who also help provide teaching to families about the management of endocrine conditions. Following this, your child will be seen by one of the doctors or by the nurse practitioner. As SickKids is a teaching hospital, you may meet doctors in training (endocrine fellows, paediatric residents and medical students). We will make every effort to see your child in a timely manner, but appointments may last up to 90 minutes. 

Virtual visit appointment: 

A virtual visit is similar to your in-person endocrine clinic appointments, however you will be at home seeing your SickKids team members on your computer or smart device.

Learn how to prepare your space and test your equipment before your endocrine virtual visit.

What to do to prepare for your appointment:

  • Please aim to be available 10 minutes before to one hour after your scheduled time, as we are continuing to predict the clinic flow as we adjust to the inclusion of virtual visits. To prepare for your virtual visit, please have your camera turned on. It's important that you and your child are present for the clinic visit unless your doctor has indicated one of you need not attend.
  • If you have been asked to do bloodwork at a community lab, please remember to do so before your appointment.
  • If your visit requires prescriptions to be written, please have your pharmacy’s phone number and fax number available at the visit, so that medication prescriptions can be completed in a timely manner.
  • Please sign into MyChart a few minutes before the appointment to activate the link for the virtual appointment. If you are not registered for MyChart, the automated email system will send a link the day before to the email address we have on file. Please check your junk email folder.
  • Please follow the instructions to take your child’s height and weight before their virtual visit.
  • If your child is under two years of age: Lay your child down with their head straight and stretch a measuring tape from the top of their head to the bottom of their heel. It is easiest if you have someone help because you will need to gently stretch your baby's leg straight to do this.

What to Expect During Your Visit

As SickKids is a teaching hospital, the initial contact may be from a resident/fellow who will review with staff and then return your video call.

More information: 

Visit Division of Endocrinology 

Coming to a clinic appointment

It's important to come prepared and be on time for a clinic appointment. Visit Coming for Clinic Appointments to read appointment guidelines that are applicable for most clinical appointments at SickKids.

You’ll find information on how to prepare and what to bring, what to do if you/your child are sick before your appointment or you need to cancel,  and important things to know about the SickKids philosophy.

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